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The latest news from the biometrics industry worldwide, from new product launches to our latest projects.

Thursday, 22 May 2014  |  John Delaney
DigialPersona end-of-life notice for U.are.U 4500 HD fingerprint scanners

DigitialPersona have announced that the U.are.U 4500 HD Readers is at end of life, and the 4500 HD device is being discontinued. It is important that you know that this product change is out of BiometricDirect’s control.  These are popular devices and they are sold all over the world.  However, it is important that you know that BiometricDirect is committed to working with you to ensure a smooth transition with limited disruption to your operations.

Thursday, 22 May 2014  |  John Delaney
DelaneySecure releases FP-Lite SendKey Module for integration without coding

DelaneySecure releases its latest version of the FP-Lite SendKey module which enables biometric authentication single sign-on without any coding. Available as a server-side or client side solution for any Windows ideal for kiosks and enforcing complex passwords.

Using the award winning VeriFinger algorithm, FP-Lite SendKey module supports over 100+ fingerprint readers meaning organisations can re-use their existing fingerprint hardware, or use quality and affordable commercial grade scanners like SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 or Futronic FS80 or higher grade multispectral readers. FP-Lite also overcomes traditional fingerprint issues like rolling and rotation which many Fingerprint SDKs cannot accommodate.



Wednesday, 14 May 2014  |  John Delaney
Crossmatch acquires DigitalPersona in biometrics merger

Cross Match has acquired DigitalPersona and appointed a new CEO, Rich Agostinelli.

DigitalPersona has been in the commercial space and has focused primarily on retail, finance, health care and some government programs mostly in the civil space for voter registration and financial inclusion, whereas Cross Match focuses mostly on government enrollment programs.
Monday, 10 March 2014  |  John Delaney
How BiometricDirect addresses challenging biometrics on Construction sites

Construction sites provide a unique challenges for all technical systems, and biometric construction time clocks are no different. Here are just a few of the challenges that BiometricDirect helps construction site managers to overcome with our construction site specific solutions

Monday, 27 January 2014  |  John Delaney
Hamster Pro 20, an ultra-compact, FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified fingerprint reader

SecuGen is very pleased to announce that the Hamster Pro 20, an ultra-compact, FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified fingerprint reader, has been approved by the General Services Administration (GSA) for use in the U.S. Government’s FIPS 201/PIV program (http://www.idmanagement.gov/approved-products-list). The Hamster Pro 20 is a small, high quality fingerprint reader that is priced attractively for both small and large deployments.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014  |  John Delaney
Delaney's FPLite Middleware Application reduces integration time to a few hours

Delaney's FPLite Fingerprint SDK is a superfast fingerprint identification library designed for biometric systems developers and integrators. The technology assures system performance with fast, reliable fingerprint matching in 1-to-1 and 1-to-many modes.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014  |  John Delaney
What is biometrics? Understanding how biometrics works.

Biometric identifiers are the distinctive, measurable characteristics used to label and describe individuals. Biometric identifiers are often categorized as physiological versus behavioral characteristics. Physiological characteristics are related to the shape of the body. Examples include, but are not limited to fingerprint, face recognition, DNA, Palm print, hand geometry, iris recognition, retina and odour/scent.

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